William Rosecrans Squires

1862–1927 (Age 64)
Michigan, United States

The Life of William Rosecrans

When William Rosecrans Squires was born on 18 December 1862, in Michigan, United States, his father, Samuel C Squires, was 34 and his mother, Martha Ann Wheeler, was 24. He married Laura Anna Belle Myers on 29 June 1887, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Lowell, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 22 July 1927, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Fair Plains Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Rosecrans Squires
Laura Anna Belle Myers
Marriage: 29 June 1887
Roy David Squires
Louis Manning Squires
William Bruce Squires
Walter Rosacrans Squires
Earl Leland Squires

Spouse & Children

29 June 1887
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 17

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Squire .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Squiers in household of Martha Squiers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm C Squires, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm R Squires, "United States Census, 1920"

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